Prof. Dr. György Inzelt

Chemistry Institute, Department of Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a, Hungary,

Curriculum vitae

  • Born November 2, 1946, Budapest
  • 1970 M. Sc.with honours, Eötvös University, Budapest
  • 1972 Ph. D., summa cum laude, Eötvös University
  • 1978 C. Sc., Hungarian Acad. Sci.
  • 1988 D. Sc., Hungarian Acad. Sci.
  • 1970-1977 assistant professor, Eötvös Univ., Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Budapest
  • 1982-1983 postdoctoral research associate (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • 1983-1990 associate professor
  • 1990- full professor, Eötvös University, Dept. of Physical Chemistry
  • 1994-1998 Vice Rector of Eötvös University
  • 1999-2005 Director of the Chemistry Institute of Eötvös University
  • 1998- Head of the Doctoral School in Chemistry, Eötvös University
  • 2006- Head of the Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry, Eötvös University
  • 2007- Member of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee
  • 1993- Member of the Doctoral Committee of Faculty of Sciences,Eötvös University
  • 1995-1998 Chairman of the Doctoral Committee, Eötvös University
  • 1994-1998 Chairman of the Habilitation Committee, Eötvös University
  • 1994-1998 Member of the National Doctoral and Habilitation Cuncil
  • 1993-2006 Chairman of Subcommittee of Electrochemistry, Hungarian Acad. Sci.
  • 1991- Member of the Committee of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry of Hung. Acad. Sci.
  • 1987- Member of International Society of Electrochemistry, 1997-2003 co-chairperson of Division 2, chair-elect of Division 1,
  • 2005-2006, chair 2007-
  • 2000- IUPAC Fellow, Member of Advisory Subcommittee of Div. 1
  • 1992-2004 FECS WPEC, National secretary
  • 1992-2002 Magyar Kémiai Folyóirat, Member of Editorial Board
  • 1996-2002, 2004- Electrochimica Acta, Member of the Editorial Board
  • 1998- J. Solid State Electrochemistry (Springer) Member of the Editorial Board, Regional Editor Europe 2003-
  • 1999- Electrochemistry Communications (Elsevier) Member of the Editorial Board

Research interest:

Modified electrodes, polymer film electrodes, conducting polymers, electroanalysis, electrosorption, electrochemical oscillations, organic electrochemistry, solid state electrochemistry, history of chemistry
Publications: 305, book: 5, book chapter: 11, citations: 2155 ( January 1st,2007)

Teaching activity:

Physical chemistry, Electroanalytical chemistry, History of Chemistry, Advanced electrochemistry lectures, Ph. D. programme: Electrochemistry, History of Electrochemistry lectrures


  • Scientific Prize (Eötvös Univ. Faculty of Science) 1991.
  • Pro Universitate (Eötvös Univ.) 1997.
  • Széchenyi Professorship 1997-2000.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 2000.
  • Polányi Mihály Award ( Hung.Acad.Sci.) 2004
  • Knight Cross of the Order of Merit of Republic of Hungary 2007

Selected recent Publications:

  • M. Ujvari, G. Lang, G. Inzelt:
    The problem of the low-frequency dispersion in the case of polymer film electrodes – an experimental impedance study on Au/poly(o-phenylenediamine) electrodes
    Electrochem.Commun. 2, 497-502 (2000).
  • E. Csahók, E. Vieil, G. Inzelt:
    In situ dc conductivity study of the redox transformations and relaxation of polyaniline films
    J. Electroanal. Chem., 482, 168-177 (2000).
  • G. Inzelt, M. Pineri, J.W. Schultze, M.A. Vorotyntsev:
    Electron and proton conducting polymers
    Electrochim. Acta 45, 2403-2421 (2000).
  • G. Inzelt, G. Horányi:
    On the alloy formation in the course of UPD of Cd on gold.
    J. Electroanal. Chem. 491, 111-116 (2000).
  • G. Inzelt:
    Simultaneous chronoamperometic and quartz crystal microbalance studies of redox transformations of polyaniline film
    Electrochim. Acta, 45, 3865-3876 (2000).
  • G. Harsányi, G.Inzelt:
    Comparing migratory resistive short formation abilities of conductor systems in advance interconnected systems
    Microelectronics Reliability 41, 229-237 (2001).
  • A. Gergely, G. Inzelt:
    Electropolymerization of 3-methylthiophene at liquid 3-methylthiophene/aqueous solution/graphite three-phase junction
    Electrochemistry Communications 3, 753-757 (2001).
  • G. Láng, M. Ujvari, G.Inzelt:
    Possible origin of the deviation from the expected impedance response of polymer film electrodes
    Electrochim.Acta 46, 4159-4175 (2001).
  • G. Inzelt, E. Csahok,V. Kertész:
    Preparation and characterization of polyaniline electrode modified with diamino-methylbenzoate
    Electrochim.Acta 46, 3955-3962 (2001).
  • G. Inzelt:
    Cyclic voltammetry of solid diphenylamine crystals immobilized on an electrode surface and in the presence of an aqueous solution
    J.Solid State Electrochem. 6, 265-271 (2002).
  • K. Fehér, G. Inzelt:
    Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance study of formation and redox transformations of poly(diphenylamine)
    Electrochim. Acta 47, 3551-3559 (2002).
  • G.Inzelt:
    Formation and redox behaviour of polycarbazole prepared by electropolymerization of solid carbazole crystals immobilized on an electrode surface
    J. Solid State Electrochemistry 7, 503-510 (2003).
  • G.G. Láng, M. Ujvári, G.Inzelt:
    Analysis of the impedance spectra of Pt / poly(o-phenylenediamine) electrodes – hydrogen adsorption and the brush model of the polymer films
    J. Electroanal. Chem. 572, 283-297 (2004).
  • G. Inzelt, Z. Puskás:
    Adsorption and precipitation during the redox transformations of phenazine
    Electrochimica Acta 49, 1969-1980 (2004).
  • G. Inzelt, Z. Puskás:
    Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance study on the redox transformations of ruthenium(III)trichloride microcrystals attached to a gold electrode
    Electrochemistry Communications 6, 805-811 (2004).
  • R.P. Buck, E. Lindner, W. Kutner and G. Inzelt:
    Piezoelectric chemical sensors
    Pure Appl. Chem. 76, (6) 1139-1160 (2004).
  • Z. Puskás, G. Inzelt:
    Electrochemical microgravimetric study on microcrystalline particles of phenazine attached to gold electrodes
    J. Solid State Electrochem.: 8, 828-841 (2004).
  • Z. Puskás, G. Inzelt:
    Formation and redox transformations of polyphenazine
    Electrochimica Acta 50, 1481-1490 (2005).
  • G. Láng, G. Inzelt, A. Vrabecz, G. Horányi:
    Electrochemical aspects of some specific features connected with the behavior of iron group metals in aqueous perchloric acid/perchlorate media
    J. Electroanal. Chem.: 582, 249-257 (2005).
  • G. Inzelt, Z. Puskás, K. Németh, I. Varga:
    Electrochemically induced transformations of ruthenium(III) trichloride microcrystals in salt solution
    J. Solid State Electrochem.: 9: 823-835 (2005).
  • G.G. Láng, M. Ujvári, T.A. Rokob, G.Inzelt:
    The brush model of polymer films – analysis of the impedance spectra of Au, Pt│poly(o-phenylenediamine) electrodes
    Electrochimica Acta 51: 1680-1694 (2006).
  • G. Inzelt, Z. Puskás:
    Electrochemical nanogravimetric study on the ruthenium(III) trichloride-polyaniline nanocomposite
    J. Solid State Electrochem.: 10: 125-133 (2006).
  • A. Róka, I. Varga, G. Inzelt:
    Electrodeposition and dissolution of yttrium-hexacyanoferrate layers
    Electrochimica Acta 51: 6243-6250 (2006).
  • G. Inzelt, K. Németh and A. Róka:
    Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance study of redox transformations of TCNQ microcrystals in concentrated LiCl solutions
    Electrochimica Acta 52:4015-4023 (2007)

Book chapters:

  • G. Inzelt:
    Mechanism of Charge Transport in Polymer Modified Electrodes Electroanalytical Chemistry, A Series of Advances, ed. A.J. Bard, Vol. 18, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1994. pp.89-241.
  • G. Inzelt:
    Electroanalytical Methods, ed. F.Scholz, Springer, Heidelberg, 2002.,
    I. 3. Kinetics of Electrochemical Reactions pp. 29-49.
    II. 4. Chronocoulometry pp. 137-149.
    IV. 1. Seminal Publications in Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis (with F.Scholz and Z.Stojek) pp. 307-315.
  • G. Inzelt:
    Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry (eds. A.J. Bard, M. Stratmann) Inorganic Electrochemistry Vol. 7 (eds. F. Scholz, Ch. Pickett), Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, 2006.
    Ch. 1 Standard potentials pp. 1-18.
    Ch. 2. Standard, formal and other characteristic potentials of selected electrode reactions pp. 19-77.
    Ch. 7.2. Nitrogen oxides and oxyanions pp. 241-253.
    Ch. 18. The nickel group (nickel, palladium, platinum) pp. 497-529.
  • G. Inzelt:
    Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry (eds. A.J. Bard, M. Stratmann) Functions and applications of modified electrodes Vol. 10 (eds. I. Rubinstein, J. Rusling, M. Fujihara), Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, 2007
    Ch. 9. Charge transport in polymer modified electrodes, pp.651-683

History of Science papers:

  • G. Inzelt:
    Patent No. 2,058,761-or the beginning of electrochemical instrumentation
    J. Solid State Electrochem., 9, 181-182 (2005).
  • G. Inzelt:
    Einstein and the osmotic theory
    J. Solid State Electrochem., 10, 1008-1011 (2006).
  • G. Inzelt:
    Michael Polányi (1891-1976), the electrochemist
    Russian J. Electrochemistry: 42, 109-110 (2006).